For many years I was a country lawyer practicing in Wyoming County, New York. First, I became a county prosecutor and later a Wyoming County judge. I am a published writer having authored and co-authored several textbooks on criminal justice and evidence. On retirement to Florida in 1976, I served for several years as pro bono attorney in the Public Defender's office, receiving an award for this from the Florida Supreme Court.
At the age of ninety I continued my career as a writer doing biographies and American history. Now, at the age of one hundred and a widower after a sixty-four year marriage, I live with my daughter in Naples, Florida. I am blessed with three children, multitudes of grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.